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Saturday, 16 October 2021

What really happened to McDonaldland?

quote [ Explore the history & ultimate downfall of McDonaldland and The Disney-McDonald's Happy Meal, McDonald?s magical world & ad campaign that brought fame and fortune to the iconic fast food franchise. From the origins of Ronald McDonald, the McDonald?s Merchandise craze, the McDonalds Disney partnership and Happy Meal Toys and how it ultimately came to an end. ]

Short answer: Johnny Copyright Law has a long arm.

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by the circus@6:37amGMT] [1 comment]

The Death of Ronald McDonald

quote [ At one point, the fast food mascot was more recognisable than Jesus Christ. What happened? ]

Line 'round the corner like Ronald McDonald's
[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 4 October 2021

Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

quote [ It?s always DNS. ]

LOL. So there's also a tweet in the extended of an NYTimes reporter saying they spoke to a FB employee that said they can't get into their building because their card reader system isn't working. Which isn't out of the question for access control systems that authenticate over IP.

[SFW] [business] [+4 Funny]
[by steele@7:48pmGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

quote [ The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence ]

Competition isn't profitable. Collusion is the capitalist way.

[SFW] [business]
[by the circus@7:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Record shattered: 73 container ships stuck waiting off California

quote [ Supply chain crisis deepens as more imports snared in historic ship queue off Los Angeles/Long Beach. ]

A fascinating twitter thread filled with links about the supply chain collapse basically in progress

An interesting side effect is that all those worries about companies automating jobs away from low wage workers have basically gone out the window. Turns out you can't replace people with robots when your supply chain can't get you the parts to do so.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele@9:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 10 September 2021

Why Bitcoin Is A Scam

quote [ In a little more than 10 years, Bitcoin has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, and the community around Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) has grown exponentially. People have gotten rich off Bitcoin, you?re told; put money in it, and you?ll get rich too. But it?s all a lie. Doug Henwood, author of Wall Street, explains. ]

El Salvador adopting bitcoin as a currency being followed by a flash crash is just ::chef kiss::
[SFW] [business] [+1 Underrated]
[by steele@5:55pmGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 4 September 2021

The Shadowy Business of International Education

quote [ Foreign students are lied to and exploited on every front. They?re also propping up higher education as we know it ]

And a foreign student said to me
[SFW] [business] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:48amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 28 August 2021

UMG Seems to Think it Copyrighted the Moon

quote [ Filmmaker Philip Bloom was surprised when UMG claimed copyright to a generic moon video he shot and uploaded to Facebook. ]

fuck UMG with their copyright claims
[SFW] [business] [+9 Balls Nasty ]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [8 comments]

Friday, 20 August 2021

OnlyFans Will Ban Pornography Starting in October, Citing Need to Comply With Financial Partners

quote [ OnlyFans, which has amassed a base of more than 130 million users largely for adult-oriented subscription fan pages, announced that it will ban sexually explicit content this fall. ]

Make a video, post to her OnlyFans
[NSFW] [business] [+4 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:13pmGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Jeff Bezos Didn't Learn A Damn Thing In Space

quote [ Hi. Here?s a video about our third favorite space billionaire, Jeff Bezos, his plan to move workers into space, and his really weird voice. ]

Shitting on a billionaire and discussing an awesome show like The Expanse? Sign me up!
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by steele@5:49pmGMT] [6 comments]

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